Aneesha Sareen

A principal correspondent, Aneesha Sareen Kumar is the bureau chief at Ludhiana. She covers district administration, politics and crime.

Articles by Aneesha Sareen

Rape and murder of 7-yr-old: Cousin among two convicts handed death sentence

The convicts include 25-year-old Vinod Shah and 23-year-old Rohit Kumar Sharma, both residents of Doraha and hailing from district Damriya in Uttar Pradesh.

he court, while passing the order, stated that the ‘convicts be hanged by neck till they are dead’. Both the convicts have also been ordered to pay a fine of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2 lakh each.
Published on Mar 30, 2023 01:37 AM IST
ByAneesha Sareen Kumar, Ludhiana

Units in mixed land use areas to get 5-yr extension: Ludhiana MLA Sidhu

The issue of the extension of deadline was raised during a meeting of the executive committee of the Chamber of Commercial and Industrial Undertaking (CICU)

Sewing machine factory workers at work in a manufacturing unit at Gill road in Ludhiana on Tuesday. (Gurpreet Singh/HT photo)
Published on Mar 28, 2023 11:38 PM IST
ByAneesha Sareen Kumar, Ludhiana

PSPCL suspends 3 officials for 4-crore fraud in Raikot

Besides the AAE Chhinder Pal Singh, junior engineer Daljit Singh and a lineman Ajit Pal Singh have also been suspended by the Central Zone of the PSPCL

Investigations into the case revealed that a temporary connection of 10 KW was running in the name of Varun Bansal for an under-construction cinema hall in Raikot sub division. (Getty images)
Published on Mar 23, 2023 11:06 PM IST
ByAneesha Sareen Kumar, Ludhiana

DA probe: Three floors of Ex-MLA Vaid’s building illegal: Punjab Vigilance

A day after raiding a multi-storey complex that houses a high-end restaurant ‘Upper House’ belonging to former MLA and ex-IAS officer Kuldeep Vaid on Pakhowal road in Ludhiana, the Punjab Vigilance Bureau has found that three floors of the building have been constructed in violation of bylaws.

Ludhiana Vigilance officials raid Kuldeep Vaid Ex IAS officer and former Congress MLA restaurant Upper House located in Pakhowal area in Ludhiana. (( Photo by Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times))
Published on Mar 15, 2023 10:08 PM IST
ByAneesha Sareen Kumar

Airport seizure: Customs dept nabs street vendor with 18 gold bars in Mohali

The Customs officials have arrested a street vendor, based in Khanna, and recovered 18 gold bars (bricks) weighing 1 kilogram each and valuing ₹ 10.28 crore, on his arrival from Dubai, at the Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport in Mohali, Customs officials said on Saturday.

Officials of the Ludhiana Customs Commissionerate raided the house of the street vendor in Khanna on Saturday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 04, 2023 10:45 PM IST
ByAneesha Sareen Kumar, Ludhiana

Ludhiana MC vehicles now under the radar with GPS trackers to check misuse

The MC vehicles are being tracked at the command-and-control centre at Zone D office of the MC where designated staff is involved in making a report on fuel consumption viz-a-viz kilometres travelled by the vehicle

While most vehicles come with GPS technology, the trackers were non-functional earlier and have now been integrated into the system. (HT file photo)
Published on Mar 02, 2023 11:08 PM IST
ByAneesha Sareen Kumar, Ludhiana

Elevated road project: NHAI baffled as re-carpeted road gets dug up overnight in Ludhiana

The NHAI is currently constructing the elevated road stretch near the point in Ludhiana and as per rules, permission has to be granted by the NHAI for any work related to any work on the particular road

Traffic congestion at the slip road adjoining the Bhai Bala intersection in Ludhiana after the newly re-carpeted road was dug up overnight in the early hours of Wednesday. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Mar 01, 2023 11:54 PM IST
ByAneesha Sareen Kumar & Gurjot Singh, Ludhiana

Destination abroad, close-knit weddings in vogue this marriage season

Smaller but with more number of events, limited guest lists, destinations abroad – as big fat weddings in Ludhiana are back with a vengeance post Covid-19, it’s the size of gatherings that have shrunk with the elite preferring close-knit and more luxurious weddings.

The restrictions on the number of guests that used to be imposed during the pandemic are no longer there but the number of guests continues to be lesser than what it was in pre Covid times. (File photo)
Updated on Feb 18, 2023 10:01 PM IST
ByAneesha Sareen Kumar, Ludhiana

Elevated road project: NHAI expedites work, begins night shift for staff, workers

The construction work of elevated road project is now being executed during night also with the strength of entire staff, with skilled and unskilled labour being doubled

NHAI officials during inspection at the construction site of the elevated road project. (HT Photo)
Published on Feb 08, 2023 10:46 PM IST
ByAneesha Sareen Kumar, Ludhiana

Firing at Ludhiana court complex create panic, chaos; point to lax security

This is the second such incident in little over a year, a bomb blast rocked the Ludhiana district court complex in December 2021 following which security was revamped

Security has been beefed up after the incident at the Ludhiana court complex. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Published on Feb 07, 2023 11:11 PM IST
ByAneesha Sareen Kumar, Ludhiana

Run up to Invest Punjab Summit: Showcase ‘brand Punjab’ before global head honchos, Bhagwant Mann tells industry

Punjab chief minister Bhagwant Mann on Monday, called upon industrialists of the state to showcase ‘Brand Punjab’ before head honchos from across the world, who will be attending the ‘Invest Punjab Summit’.

Mann said the main objective of organising industry interactions, was to ensure maximum participation of the local industry in the summit. (HT photo)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 11:10 PM IST
ByAneesha Sareen Kumar, Ludhiana

Spice of Life: Of women’s cricketing dreams that came true

Being a fast bowler, my father loved to bowl and taught me the importance of footwork and technique while batting. Our cricket became popular and we found scooterists stopping by our house to watch my shots in admiration

The outstanding display of cricketing talent by the Shafali Verma-led Indian women’s cricket team that won the first ever ICC Under-19 World Cup has left the world spellbound. (HT File)
Updated on Feb 05, 2023 02:32 PM IST
ByAneesha Sareen Kumar

Punjab industry gives thumbs up to budget

Calling the Union Budget 2023 as growth oriented, the state industry gave a thumbs up to the announcements made by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

The Union government has proposed to spend a record <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>22,138 crore on allocations aimed at MSMEs in the budget, giving a boost to employment in the country. (Hindustan Times)
Published on Feb 01, 2023 10:53 PM IST
ByAneesha Sareen Kumar

At WEF, ‘made in Ludhiana scarves’ become dignitaries’ ethnic takeaway

Ludhiana hosiery industry scored big with 500 woolen scarves manufactured by a local firm presented to dignitaries at the WEF by the central government

Dignitaries at the recently concluded World Economic Forum (WEF) at Devos in Switzerland. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 28, 2023 12:39 AM IST
ByAneesha Sareen Kumar, Ludhiana

Reflectors on cycles: After BJP leaders intervene,cycle component makers suspend hunger strike for 3 days

A high-voltage drama was witnessed at the office of United Cycle and Parts Manufactures Association (UCPMA) on Monday in which their key functionaries went on a strike protesting the government’s order for making Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) certified reflectors compulsory on bicycles.

The representatives including the association’s president sat on a hunger strike and later suspended the same for three days after assurance from BJP leaders of resolving the matter. (HT photo by Harvinder Singh)
Published on Jan 17, 2023 12:44 AM IST
ByAneesha Sareen Kumar, Ludhiana

Congress MP Santokh Chaudhary cremated with full state honours

Congress MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary, who died following a cardiac arrest during the Bharat Jodo Yatra on Saturday in Phillaur, was cremated at his native Dhaliwal Qadian village in Jalandhar district on Sunday with full state honours.

Jalandhar: Punjab Congress President Amarinder Singh Raja Warring during funeral of party leader Santokh Singh Chaudhary, in Jalandhar on Sunday. Chaudhary died on Saturday morning after suffering a cardiac arrest during the party's Bharat Jodo Yatra. (PTI)
Published on Jan 15, 2023 11:03 PM IST
ByAneesha Sareen Kumar and Harpreet Kaur

In Santokh Chaudhary’s demise, Punjab Cong loses its key Dalit face

The veteran Congress leader, Santokh Singh Chaudhary, who belonged to a family having rich political legacy, was a three-time MLA and two-time MP

A rich political career spanning over four decades came to a sudden end with the passing away of Santokh Singh Chaudhary, 76, a key Dalit leader of the Doaba region, during the Bharat Jodo Yatra on Saturday.
Published on Jan 15, 2023 12:20 AM IST
ByAneesha Sareen Kumar

Punjab: Congress MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary dies during Bharat Jodo Yatra

Rahul Gandhi-led yatra suspended for the day, condolences pour in for Jalandhar Lok Sabha member; last rites on Sunday

Santokh Singh Chaudhary, 76, the Congress member of Parliament (MP) from Jalandhar (second from left), died after a cardiac arrest while taking part in party leader Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra between Phillaur and Goraya towns on Saturday morning. (Twitter)
Updated on Jan 14, 2023 02:01 PM IST
ByAneesha Sareen Kumar

Bharat Jodo Yatra: Ludhiana industry can compete with China with right support, says Rahul Gandhi

Walking a distance of 25 kilometres from Khanna to Samrala Chowk, Rahul met farmers, industrialists and common people along the way. Concluding the day’s yatra at Samrala Chowk where a public rally was held, Gandhi said that Ludhiana is rightly called the ‘Manchester of India’ but it is unfortunate that neither the current Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government in Punjab nor the Centre has worked for the benefit of the industry.

Former AICC president Rahul Gandhi in Ludhiana during Bharat Jodo Yatra. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on Jan 13, 2023 12:52 AM IST
ByAneesha Sareen Kumar, Ludhiana

Vidya Balan, draped in ‘inner strength’ and love for Ludhiana and its people

While she first came to Ludhiana in 2011 to promote her film, Dirty Picture, Vidya Balan said the city as well as Punjab holds a special place in her heart

Vidya Balan interacting with FICCI members at an event in Ludhiana. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on Jan 10, 2023 11:46 PM IST
ByAneesha Sareen Kumar, Ludhiana

Bhagwant Mann promises desks in all Punjab schools in a year, better sanitation

Promising to overhaul the education system in the state, chief minister Bhagwant Mann on Thursday said there will not be a single school left in the state which will be devoid of benches in a year’s time. He also announced the setting up of 117 schools of eminence across the state.

Mann said the government has made a policy that as a teacher gains experience (in villages), he or she will then be posted closer to the family. (HT Photo by Gurpreet Singh)
Published on Jan 06, 2023 11:50 AM IST
ByAneesha Sareen Kumar, Ludhiana

Land grab a key problem, say NRIs at meet with Punjab minister in Ludhiana

At the third ‘Punjabi NRIs naal milni’ presided over by NRI affairs minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal, issue of increased corruption at ‘patwari level’ was highlighted as majority of the cases were related to land grabbing with complainants ruing harassment by lower-rung officials

NRI affairs minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal interacting with a complainant in Ludhiana on Friday. (Harvinder Singh/Hindustan Times)
Published on Dec 24, 2022 12:44 AM IST
ByAneesha Sareen Kumar, Ludhiana

Harassment, says Punjab industry on mining dept’s recent notices

The Punjab mining department has asked new units to ‘stop all work’ and pay royalty for earth fill at the rate of ₹2 per cubic feet before resumption

New investors in Punjab, who have just begun construction, are fuming over the language used in the recent notices which directed them to ‘stop all work’ and pay royalty before resumption. (HT file photo)
Published on Dec 23, 2022 11:27 PM IST
ByAneesha Sareen Kumar, Ludhiana

Youngsters should aim to become job providers: Punjab governor

Speaking at awards function in Ludhiana, Banwarilal Purohit says there should be a strong section of people who encourage entrepreneurship. Financial support is available, all youngsters need is right guidance

Punjab governor Banwarilal Purohit speaking at a function to give away the Ludhiana Management Association (LMA) awards on Tuesday. (Harvinder Singh/HT)
Published on Dec 21, 2022 12:30 PM IST
ByAneesha Sareen Kumar

Ludhiana’s traffic snarls take the front seat at CII interaction

Traffic congestion and encroachments in Ludhiana, especially around the under-construction road projects that have left the residents hassled, dominated the conversation at the meeting

Commissioner of police Mandeep Singh Sidhu and Ludhiana deputy commissioner Surabhi Malik during the CII interaction.
Updated on Dec 16, 2022 01:26 PM IST
ByAneesha Sareen Kumar, Ludhiana

Business Blaster Young Entrepreneur Scheme evoking good response: Punjab minister

education minister Harjot Bains said Business Blaster Young Entrepreneur Scheme has gained traction with the public and was boosting the confidence of the students, especially in rural areas

State minister Harjot Bains interacting with students at the government school in Dakha, Ludhiana. (HT Photo)
Published on Dec 15, 2022 03:18 AM IST
ByAneesha Sareen Kumar, Ludhiana

Punjab vigilance raids house of former chief of Ludhiana Improvement Trust

Raman Balasubramaniun, who is a Congress leader, and five others were booked by the Punjab vigilance bureau on July 28 for corruption in the sale of plots in Ludhiana

The Punjab vigilance bureau team at the house of former Ludhiana Improvement Trust chairman Raman Balasubramaniun during the raid on Wednesday. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on Dec 07, 2022 11:39 PM IST
ByAneesha Sareen Kumar

Won’t let protesters, unions disrupt operations: CM Bhagwant Mann to industry

Chief minister Bhagwant Mann on Tuesday gave an assurance to industrialists about harassment being faced by them due to frequent dharnas and truck unions, stating that protests will be allowed only at designated sites, and agreed to rationalise groundwater extraction charges for the industry.

The CM gave these assurances at a two-hour meeting with business leaders of the state to deliberate and solicit feedback on the draft Industrial and Business Development Policy, 2022. (HT file photo)
Updated on Dec 06, 2022 10:14 PM IST
ByNavneet Sharma and Aneesha Sareen Kumar

Punjab: Ludhiana’s bicycle companies hit bumpy patch

High GST on cycle parts, smaller units assembling and selling cheaper, substandard bicycles pose challenge to established companies in Punjab

Bicycles being manufactured at Hero Cycles in Ludhiana, where 3,500 employees make 10,000 cycles daily. The company sold 25,000 cycles a day during the Covid-19 pandemic. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on Dec 05, 2022 12:14 PM IST
ByAneesha Sareen Kumar, Ludhiana

Punjab: Chip shortage slams brakes on smart driving licences, registration certificates

Secretary, RTA Ludhiana, Narinder Singh Dhaliwal said the problem is prevailing for the past couple of months due to delay in printing of cards from Chandigarh

Authorities have attributed it to global chip shortage and said the backlog will be cleared soon. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Dec 03, 2022 01:14 AM IST
ByVishal Joshi and Aneesha Sareen Kumar, Bathinda/ludhiana
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